Music for Everyone
The Conservatory of Music is dedicated to not only educating and preparing students to become professional musicians, educators, composers, vocalists, and performers, but also to sharing its musical resources with the community at large.
Want to learn how to play the guitar or curious about the process of songwriting? The Community Music School, the conservatory's pre-collegiate music instruction program, offers private instruction and classes to community members. The five-year-old program provides students with exceptional educational and artistic experience while fostering a lifelong appreciation of and commitment to excellence in music. Whatever your background, ability, musical interest or talent, exposure to programs offered at the school are apt to nurture the musician within.
The conservatory recently established its own commercial music label, Oberlin Music, to record select music by Oberlin students and faculty. Recordings are available on traditional CD as well as on digital music channels worldwide like iTunes. The Conservatory of Music also has a relationship with WCLV-FM radio station in Cleveland, which broadcasts Oberlin Presents, an hour-long show that highlights serious music each Sunday morning.
Planning a wedding, a corporate reception, bat mitzvah, or milestone birthday? Why not hire a musician using the conservatory's Gig Referral Service? The service connects you to talented Conservatory of Music students and provides them with varied freelance performance opportunities.
Musical opportunities continue during the warmer months through a host of Summer Programs such as the Thomas and Evon Cooper International Piano Competition, a vocal academy for high school students, and the popular Oberlin in Italy, a summer training program in Arezzo, Italy, for singers, pianists, instrumentalists, and students.
Learn more about each of these programs:
- Community Music School
- Our Record Label
- Creativity and Leadership
- Hire a Musician
- Oberlin Presents Radio Program
- Summer Programs